June 2, 2021

Getting to Know Michigan State University Honors College

Too often Michigan State University gets overshadowed by its Big Ten sister school, the University of Michigan. But Michigan State’s Honors College offers enough to make prospective Wolverines consider becoming Spartans. Admission to the Honors College is by invitation. But prospective freshmen can submit an additional essay and mid-year senior […]
May 5, 2021

Getting to Know UMass Commonwealth Honors College

During the fall I wrote that public honors colleges could be winners within our COVID reality. I have had the privilege to visit some in person, but none as large as the Commonwealth Honors College at UMass-Amherst. I had an opportunity to take a short virtual tour of the Honors […]
November 4, 2020

Update: Rutgers Honors College, New Brunswick, NJ

I have paid two visits to the Rutgers Honors College since it opened in 2015. It’s an impressive student-oriented public honors college facility, as you will from the pictures on my Pinterest page. This year, like all academic and services programs at Rutgers, the Honors College went virtual. I invite […]
May 5, 2020
Seminar room at IUP's Cook Honors College

Creative Colleges: Public Honors Colleges

Public honors colleges may become the next winners in our new reality. They offer a small residential college educational experience and the resources that you can only find at a larger school. As I mentioned in my previous post on creative colleges, the winners are going to be the schools […]